Haunted Confederate ventriloquist doll and Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in front of the Federalist Society today, which is usually pretty friendly territory for an arch-conservative lawyer hell-bent on taking us back to back to the Jim Crow era. Unfortunately for Sessions, the audience included some actual men of God, not the usual Evangelical grifters who just play them on TV.
A clergyman from Sessions’ church, the United Methodists, stood up and recited the Bible to Sessions’ befuddled face. Specifically, the man recited Jesus’ teachings from the book of Matthew, chapter 25:42-43, saying, “I was hungry and you did not feed me. I was a stranger and you did not welcome me. I was naked and you did not clothe me.” he said, repeating the verse for emphasis. “Brother Jeff, as a fellow United Methodist I call upon you to repent, to care for those in need, to remember that when you do not care for others you are wounding the body of Christ.” the man said.
A religious leader just interrupted Jeff Sessions and recited Matthew 25:42—43:
"I was hungry and you did not feed me. I was a stranger and you did not welcome me."
He was removed by police.
Another religious leader defended him.
He was also removed.pic.twitter.com/2dRJtpe7AL
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The man was removed by security while some in the crowd booed him. Another religious leader defended the first man and his “free exercise of religion” and was also removed by security to a chorus of boos and people shouting “Go home!”
“Well, thank you for those remarks and attack, but I would just tell you we do our best everyday,” Sessions responded.
This is at least the second time Sessions has been repudiated by members of his own church. During the height of the family separation scandal, hundreds of clergymen and women signed a letter filing “church law” charges against Sessions for racism and actions that “have led to harm against thousands of vulnerable humans,” including child abuse.
The verse the man calmly recited comes from Jesus’ parable of the sheep and goat herders. In the story, Jesus is comparing God’s judgment to a shepherd who divides his flock into sheep (the good ones) and goats (the bad ones). The “goats” are the ones who get cast into eternal fire after God tells them they failed to care for “the least” (or most vulnerable members) of humanity. Basically, it’s as close to a “f*ck you” as the good book offers.
Of course, Sessions doesn’t respond to everyone who interrupts his speeches by watching blithely as they get carted away. If you happen to be amongst a group of people chanting “Lock her up!” he chuckles like an impish prick and joins you. Maybe he’s just bigoted against (real) Christians? I guess that’s a question for his very own “Religious Liberty Task Force” to look into (when they’re not busy persecuting LGBTQ people).
h/t: Washington Times